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My council house is damp – what can I do about it?

This post is a very basic guide I have written to help tenants and homeowners with mould related damp problems. You don’t need any technical knowledge to understand this stuff. I meet lots of people who are pulling their hair out over mould and really – once you have a handle on why it happens […]

PCA AGM Peter Wilson

The Property Care Association conference 2015

I attended the Property Care Association conference last week. It was the best yet, with five speakers on a wide range of relevant preservation topics.   The first was Peter Wilson of The Wood Studio   The wood studio is part of the Forest products section of Edinburgh Napier University.His presentation was excellent, filled with […]

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